Grain and Greens

Recipe by Dancer
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Generously coat a large heavy pot with spray oil and place over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onions and fennel and saute until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Add oil and heat until hot.
  • Add the garlic and bell peppers and saute lightly for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in barley, thyme, marjoram and broth.
  • Bring to a boil, immediate reduce heat to low and simmer until the liquid is almost absorbed, stirring occasionally, 40 to 50 minutes or until barley is tender.
  • Midway through the cooking process, add salt and pepper to taste.
  • When barley is cooked, add spinach, cheese and basil. Stir to blend and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper, to taste.